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Biological mother facing charges for kidnapping young daughter

When considering where and with whom a child will live when a family is split by divorce or a parent is deemed unfit to care for the child, a court uses the time-honored guideline of meeting the best interests of the child. On occasion this means that child custody is not awarded to a natural or biological parent but to a close family relative or even a foster family. This often leaves an angry parent who has trouble accepting the court's decision; sometimes these parents decide to take matters into their own hands and violate court orders.

New Yorkers prefer mediation to litigation for child custody

Child custody cases are often fraught with controversy, with both parties making acrid allegations against one another. A bitter child custody battle costs a couple more than increased legal expenses; it often leads to increased psychological stress and trauma for the minor children stuck in the middle of the dispute. The attorneys at Carton & Rosoff, PC are seeing an increasing trend in their practice where many divorcing New Yorkers are opting for mediation instead of the traditional court procedure.

Can divorce mediation help a New York couple split amicably?

For New York residents who want to avoid the anger and bitterness that seems to accompany so many divorces, alternative dispute-resolution methods are available that can help reduce conflict and increase cooperation. Divorce mediation engages the services of a neutral third-party mediator, who helps the spouses arrive at an amicable settlement. The goal is to create enough harmony that the couple can disengage from one another without anger. The process and end result are especially helpful when a couple has minor children. Growing numbers of divorce attorneys are recommending divorce mediation because it can be faster and more cost-effective than traditional divorce.

Transgendered parents face difficulties in child custody cases

With the recent advent of marriage equality laws, the transgendered community in New York has been given a new set of rights. Members of the transgender community can now get married and are subjected to the same marital and family laws as that of their heterosexual counterparts.

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